The Ten Best States for Retirement
From Wealth Management:
- Wyoming – It has among the lowest tax burdens in the country; well below the national average for crime rates. Good weather; cool climate, summer nights are mild, few cold waves during the winter, humidity is also super low, making it the perfect place for retirees who don’t like stuffy summers.
- South Dakota – It has one of the lowest tax burdens in the country tying with Wyoming. It also scored well for overall happiness, particularly when it comes to social well-being.
- Colorado – It has great weather, ample sunshine and little humidity. It scores high for well-being in the Gallup-Healthways index and has a relatively low tax burden.
- Utah – It ranks sixth best in the nation for weather, lots of sunshine and low humidity. The cost of living is below the national average.
- Virginia – It has a low cost of living, and a low crime rate. The state also received above-average marks for health care quality and weather.
- Montana – The weather ranks above the national average. Montana ranks high for well-being; residents fell good about their community. Cost of living and taxes are below the national average.
- Idaho – It’s a safe place for retirees to settle down; cost of living and crime rate both ranked among the lowest on the list. Housing in Idaho is extremely affordable. Weather and recreational resources add to its appeal.
- Iowa – Quality health care is a big feature here along with a low crime rate and an affordable cost of living.
- Arizona – It’s warm with great weather; rarely a a cloud in the sky. It ranked in the top 10 in the Gallup-Healthways Index for overall wellness combined with a fairly low tax burden on its residents.
- Nebraska – It has a relatively low cost of living and a low crime rates. Residents here report being slightly happier than people in other states, based on the Gallup-Healthways Well-Being Index.
We’re fans of Virginia, our home state, but the others also sound interesting.